Pronunciation: (sit'u-zun, -sun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/citizen.html on line 79 [key]
1. a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection (distinguished from alien).
2. an inhabitant of a city or town, esp. one entitled to its privileges or franchises.
3. an inhabitant, or denizen: The deer is a citizen of our woods.
4. a civilian, as distinguished from a soldier, police officer, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.